Part of a special feature called "Maine After Dark." The night skies over Acadia National Park are the largest expanse of dark sky east of the Mississippi and an endangered resource as light pollution spreads ever further, affecting not only views of the night sky but also wildlife and human health. Profiles people such as Acadia National Park park planner John Kelly who has been trying to get Acadia designated as a Dark Sky Park, JAX geneticist and amateur astronomer Elissa Chesler who can see globular clusters from her back porch, and B&B owner Peter Lord who lobbied for the capping of Bar Harbor’s outdoor lights in order to preserve the darkness.
Astronomy, Acadia National Park, Light pollution
Donnelly, Sara Anne, "Starstruck." (2013). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 4143.